What animal would do this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by fushalilly, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What animals could have possibly done this?:

    take 6 ducks and leave nothing but feathers behind, and one very frightened duck? It had to come over a chain link fence, or under it.
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raccoons, or dogs. If there is one left, they will be back too...
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a red fox do that to my chickens. Took 4 in one evening and came back the next morning and took another(his last [​IMG] ).

    They will take and bury them closer to the den to eat later.

    -Kim
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If your chicken run is not covered it could be any number of predators four legged and winged.
     
  5. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a fox to me, they take their prey to their den. Could also be a hawk. Coons just eat them where they are.
     
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not true, I have seen coons pull chickens out of a pen, and tracked them where they took the birds 100 yards or so, and up into a tree to eat them. I am assuming that the birds all got taken at once, so a hawk is unlikely. A fox is a definite possibility though. Any time this has happened to me, multiple birds taken at once, it was a dog or a coon. JMO
     

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